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Chemie rund um die Uhr: Das Buch zum Jahr der Chemie

Chemie rund um die Uhr: Das Buch zum Jahr der Chemie

Kristin Mädefessel-Herrmann, Friederike Hammar, Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger, GDCh (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-30970-2

Sep 2004

244 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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When you wake up in the morning and glance at the alarm clock, do you realize you are looking at "chemistry"? "Chemistry" is also at work when you are eating your vitamin-enriched cornflakes for breakfast. Once you are at the office and switching on your PC while holding the phone to your ear, you are experiencing "chemistry" up close. And "chemistry" keeps you dry - as long as you are wearing a specially treated raincoat.

The two science journalists Kristin Madefessel-Herrmann and Friederike Hammar together with the renowned author Hans-Jurgen Quadbeck-Seeger prove here that chemistry is a completely normal part of our everyday lives. In chronological order they follow the "chemical events" of one day: the trip to the bathroom in the morning, the journey to work, a visit to the dentist and a pleasant evening as a couple are just some of the stops in a normal day. Anyone interested in natural science will be fascinated to learn about - in chemical terms - a tailback on the highway, softener in your towels, delicious food or even the human body. This colorfully illustrated book highlights the connections between a science and its practical application to real life in a truly enjoyable fashion.

The official contribution of the German Chemical Society and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to the Year of Chemistry.